Bathroom Light Pull Cord

I am needing my bathroom light pull cord replaced and have been told that as the existing one is about 2 inches up into the ceiling the electrician will not do it. Is this correct? As surely it can still be removed and a new one fitted?

Asked by Carolyn on 27th May 2022
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"This is a simple task and any good electrician could do this quick and efficiently. I’m under the assumption he can’t be bothered. There’s no regulation saying that he can’t do this.


James @ JSF Electrical Services Ltd"
Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"It may hard to replace but I imagine it could still be replaced but if it is above the ceiling there may some damage trying to bring it to the ceilings surface to install the new pull cord, but I do imagine it can be done.

Josh - JW Electrical"
Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"yes it can be replaced just refit on lower ceiling if needed"
Answered on 27th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
"Yes, the bathroom ceiling can be used to reduce the extra length of 2 inches onto the ceiling.
The pull cord switch can be put onto the ceiling in the bathroom"
Answered on 3rd Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
"Does the cord disappear into the ceiling? I've seen this before where the actual switch was located in the attic area. I think it was to reduce the clink clunk noise of it being turned on at night. Otherwise it's pretty simple to swap them over, even if it's been buried in the ceiling a bit. You might need to look for a better electrician who has some handyman skills or at least a few ounces of ingenuity or enthusiasm!"
Answered on 4th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"yes this can be replaced the string on the pull cord is adjustable"
Answered on 14th Jun 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"This can be removed but may cause damage to existing ceiling."
Answered on 10th Nov 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"Anything is possible. By the sounds he can't be bothered to put it right. Itl more than likely need plastering once removed from the recessed ceiling but you can return once plaster has set and install a new pull cord. Simple job."
Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Yes it can and most electrician will do this but it may cause some damage to the ceiling around it and that’s why that electrician may not have wanted to do it"
Answered on 6th Jul 2022 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
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